Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton and Ira C. Magaziner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives, reducing the burden of disease and strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world.
CHAI's viral hepatitis program was launched in 2015 and aims to improve access to treatment and diagnostics for hepatitis B and C in low and lower middle income countries. The program involves both demand-side and supply-side work to support countries to put in place robust screening and treatment programs, while supporting their access to affordable drugs and diagnostics.
CHAI is seeking an experienced clinical advisor with a keen sense for how to implement health care programs in resource-limited settings. The Clinical Advisor will ensure that CHAI's viral hepatitis strategy is founded in clinical and scientific evidence. The advisor will support country level implementation of viral hepatitis programs from guidelines development to training and mentoring in order to strengthen the cascade of care and treatment. Additionally, the Clinical Advisor will be a leader in the global hepatitis community, successfully advocating for evidence-based and practical public health approaches to viral hepatitis service delivery.
Contribute to developing clinically and scientifically sound strategies for CHAI's work in viral hepatitis
Provide guidance on treatment selection and diagnostic and clinical protocols appropriate for low resource settings;
Ensure CHAI viral hepatitis strategy, donor proposals, and project plans meet high standards of care;
Provide regular updates on the latest clinical, epidemiologic, and pharmacologic developments that impact CHAI's strategy;
Train CHAI staff on clinical and public health management of viral hepatitis
Support country programs and their government partners to design and implement clinically effective programs
Consult on the development or revision of MOH or global normative guidance documents such as national strategic plans, treatment guidelines, or monitoring and evaluation plans;
Provide support to advocacy efforts to the national health ministries to institute policies that are in line with scientific evidence of efficacy and cost effectiveness;
Support development of materials, protocols and practices for clinical training of health workers;
Provide site-focused assistance, including training, clinical mentoring and skills building as needed. Assistance may include but is not limited to:
Standard operating procedures and service delivery design support
Training curriculum development
Training of CHAI country teams/training of in-country clinicians
Design of mentoring programs and orientation and supervision of mentors
Design research protocols on service delivery and quality of care;
Troubleshoot programs to improve the delivery of high-quality care and treatment services;
Share/implement best practices within regions in order to foster greater collaboration and learning between programs.
Help CHAI to shape the global policy agenda on viral hepatitis
Participate in global technical forums to advance evidence-based, public health approaches to hepatitis treatment in limited resource settings;
Lead CHAI involvement in developing global policies around viral hepatitis, including participation in revision of global clinical guidelines and promotion of effective service delivery models;
Collaborate on publication of results of CHAI's viral hepatitis programs at conferences and in medical journals;
Develop clinical and academic partnerships for the viral hepatitis program.
M.D. with formal post-graduate residency training and 2-3 years of clinical practice experience; preferably direct experience in the treatment of viral hepatitis patients
MBA or MPH preferred
Experience influencing the policies of government agencies, not-for-profit or donor organisations, preferably in developing world settings
Up to date knowledge of viral hepatitis prevention, diagnosis and treatment guidelines and practices
Experience living and/or working in developing countries is preferred
Excellent English language oral and written communication skills
Respect for the political process and protocols involved in government programs
Ability to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary and multicultural group of colleagues
Self- motivated and able to work well with minimal supervision
Creative, flexible and resourceful and able to cope with logistical challenges